This is a bit of an unusual post for Life to Legend. Normally I only advise artists about how to deal with specific things. This article however is just as useful for anyone looking to buy art. It’s gonna be a short and straightforward one, but with no less importance, especially considering the relevance of the topic and the issues that come with it.
Time is money, I’m sure that you heard this one before. And that’s the simple answer. You chose to make money from your art. There is only one way to survive with that, and that’s to make a decent amount of money. This counts for any profession. In my personal opinion that should at least be your minimum wage from the point that you start your business.
However, there are many nuances. And how do you measure how long an artwork takes anyway?
Making money with art is the dream of many artists. How wonderful is it to have your passion appreciated by people and even be paid for? Many artists manage to make a living out of their profession, however, an endeavour like this has to be treated as any other business. And art is probably one of the most competitive markets of all of them, simply because people enjoy making art.
So what can you do to set yourself up for success? And where can you go to make a living from your art?
Learning to draw better comes through trial and error. You can only get so far with your own skills. You can follow tutorials, something I recommend anytime. But after that you’re bound to start doing courses. So where do you go? And what should you avoid? Or even, what do you prefer?
If you have been spending any time in the art world you will very likely have been approached for NSFW art. It might have been due to your style or because of the profession, you picked. This can be simply because you have a very realistic style and you can envision a scene that doesn’t exist. But also your profession in creature art which could receive requests for furry art for example. But either way, how do you deal with a request like this? And how do you handle anything following that request?